Town gun toters
There are 20 legalized gun toters in Warrensburgh. Each man has a permit issued by a justice-of-the peace under the authority of the town board, conferring upon them for good and sufficient reasons, the privilege of having in their possession or carrying concealed upon their person a pistol, revolver or other firearm of a size that may be hidden from view, according to the provisions of the new Sullivan law. Any other person who carries or has in his possession such a weapon is guilty of a felony.
Auto stage destroyed by fire
A 60-horsepower automobile stage owned by a Hoosick Falls syndicate and used to convey passengers to and from the Warren County Fair in Warrensburgh recently, was totally destroyed by fire at 3 o’clock a.m.Sept. 8, 1911 while standing near the Bolton House. The car was driven by C.W. Bennett of Hoosick Falls, formerly from Warrensburgh.
It is thought that the fire started from the pilot lamps which were left burning in accordance with the law. The loss is estimated at about $4,500, the car having been purchased for that price about six weeks ago. It was insured for $4,000.
In other news of a more cheerful note, Sen. James A. Emerson of Warrensburgh has purchased a new Stearns automobile of the latest type of that celebrated manufacturer. The machine arrived Sept. 7, 1911 and all the local motor enthusiasts pronounce it to be a magnificent machine.
Lying dead in the road
Vernando Mead, 60, who moved from Warrensburgh about a year ago onto a farm at Riverside, was found dead near that place Sept. 13, 2011, lying in the road about halfway between the farms of S.C. Armstrong and H.F. Stanley.
Drs. Somerville and Fuller, both of North Creek, were summoned and upon examining the body found a fracture of the skull, evidently the cause of almost instant death. From the situation of the body it was evident that the man had fallen from his wagon while driving and struck his head on a stone. There was no suspicion of foul play.
He leaves a widow, one son, Allen Mead of Brant Lake and a daughter, Mrs. Collins Hammond of Igerna. (Note:”The moon may sit, the sun may rise, but a deadly sleep has closed his eyes.” From an old ballad called The Border Widow’s lament.)
Had enough of farm life
Fred H. Burdick, who has been a Johnsburgh farmer for upwards of 20 years, has concluded to get away from the soil and become a city man. He will therefore sell at public auction, Sept. 27, 1911, at his place in South Johnsburgh, all his farming tools, wagons, harnesses, etc., and on Oct. 1, 1911 will take up his residence in Glens Falls.
Dismal rain ends county fair
The weather was bad all week at the Warren County Fair in Warrensburgh and Thursday was the big day, despite threatening skies, but the heavy downpour on Friday produced a big slump in attendance which knocked off everyone’s profits and nobody cleaned up much. It began to rain sometime in the early morning before daylight and continued all afternoon. The out-of-town people decided to stay home. This heavy rain is amazing after the long summer of extreme drought.
There were four entries in the ox race and Joseph Scripture of Warrensburgh won the $30 purse. Those who lost were Alvin “Sam” Pasco, Frank Sherman and Silas Bennett.
Honored citizen dies
M. Warren Bowen, 75, died at his home on River Street, Warrensburgh, Aug. 29, 1911 at 5 a.m. after an illness of about four months.
He was born in the town of Thurman and had lived there for about 15 years. While kidney trouble was the primary cause of death, a gradual breaking down of the system, incident to old age, was a contributory cause. He leaves a widow, one son and two daughters, Charles A. Bowen and Mrs. Lincoln Tucker, both of Warrensburgh, and Mrs. Robert A. Johnson of North Creek. The body was taken to Thurman for burial in the family cemetery. (Note: Mr. Bowen’s daughter, Helen “Nellie” Bowen was called “Baby” by her parents until she was old enough to talk and she named herself “Nellie.” When she started school she was named “Helen” which her parents thought was more fitting. in 1898, she took up teaching in 1898 the seventh grade at the Warrensburgh school on the second floor in the old “Pasco’s Hall” before she moved to the newly built school which opened in March 1900. Around 1907 she married Lincoln Tucker and retired in 1931 from teaching. She was the beloved aunt of Mabel Tucker, Warrensburgh’s late town historian. Nellie Tucker lived to be over 100 years old and is buried in the Warrensburgh Cemetery.)
Area world traveler dies
Richard Stockton, 83, an old and highly respected resident of Wevertown, died at his home Sept. 6, 1911. He was born in Warrington, England in 1827 and emigrated to America in 1845, walking from New York City to Wevertown.
After spending a few years in that place he, in company with Thomas Birney, went to Australia to engage in gold mining and while there married his present wife, who survives him. After 14 years he returned to America, stopping in England to visit the scenes of his childhood. On his return to this country he established his permanent home at Wevertown where he was among the very first English settlers. He influenced many others to emigrate to that place.
Besides his widow, he leaves two adopted sons, Harry Stockton of Warrensburgh and Richard T. Stockton of Hudson Falls as well as one sister, Margaret Morgan of Diamond Point. The body was brought to Warrensburgh for burial.
Dennis Bump of Adirondack and Miss Nellie Ross of Horicon were married the morning of Sept. 4, 1911 at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Ross with the Rev. Thomas Bellringer of Chestertown presiding. The couple will reside in Adirondack.
Collins R. Hammond of Igerna and Miss Bertha Mead of Riparius, formerly of Warrensburgh, were married Sept. 6, 1911 at the home of Mrs. Minnie Barber in South Windham, Vt. Mrs. Barber gave the bride away.
Take notice: The persons who borrowed two umbrellas, one silk and one cotton, owned by the late Stephen Pasco from his house on the day of his funeral two years ago last February, are requested to return them at once, otherwise their names will be made known. Paid ad, Sept. 12, 1911 — Mrs. Mary Pasco.
Miss Edith Baker gave a picnic in Echo Lake Grove at Warrensburgh on Monday, Aug. 28, 1911 to the members of her class of the Baptist Sunday School.
The Frost schoolhouse in Athol has a new shingle roof.
Mrs. Etta Heath of Warrensburgh has lost her small brindle dog, Carmi who has a scar on the left side of his neck and was last seen in the vicinity of Stony Creek. A reward is offered.
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